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Alasdair Flett
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Hi, I'm Alasdair. Originally from Orkney, I now reside in the Scottish capital. As Music Editor, I'm always on the lookout for new sounds. Enquiries here: music.editor@thenationalstudent.com
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FONTAINES D.C. brings together a debut album of effervescent wit and bold authenticity amounting to a 2019 must-listen.

Album Review: FONTAINES D.C. - Dogrel

FONTAINES D.C. brings together a debut album of effervescent wit and bold authenticity amounting to a 2019 must-listen.

A study by the University of Glasgow and University of Oslo examines the economic and environmental impact of music consumption.

How we pay for our streaming habits: priced-out artists and server CO2

A study by the University of Glasgow and University of Oslo examines the economic and environmental impact of music consumption.

Antwerp proved a portentous weekend for drum and bass anthems likely to soundtrack the summer.

Here's what happened at Rampage Festival 2019

Antwerp proved a portentous weekend for drum and bass anthems likely to soundtrack the summer.

Lo-fi legend, Mac DeMarco releases his second single from 'Here Comes the Cowboy'.

Hear This: Mac DeMarco - All Of Our Yesterdays

Lo-fi legend, Mac DeMarco releases his second single from 'Here Comes the Cowboy'.

Denmark’s Roskilde returns for another week of music and arts.

Festival Preview: Roskilde 2019

Denmark’s Roskilde returns for another week of music and arts.

This week’s top tunes include Norwegian bangers, psychedelic solos and Yorkshire art rock.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 18/03/19

This week’s top tunes include Norwegian bangers, psychedelic solos and Yorkshire art rock.

Louisa Roach lauds Liverpool’s music scene and discusses the politics of 'Revolution of Mind'.

Interview: She Drew The Gun

Louisa Roach lauds Liverpool’s music scene and discusses the politics of 'Revolution of Mind'.

Foals don’t transcend their weaknesses but play up their strengths on the dynamic and danceable first part of a 2019 double-bill.

Album Review: Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt. 1

Foals don’t transcend their weaknesses but play up their strengths on the dynamic and danceable first part of a 2019 double-bill.

The  Edinburgh duo's latest single  'Tectonic' hits

Introducing: Super Inuit

The Edinburgh duo's latest single 'Tectonic' hits

Anastasia Connor stresses humanities degrees’ value to the ever-changing music industry.

Women in Music: An interview with Anastasia Connor, PR Manager and former journalist

Anastasia Connor stresses humanities degrees’ value to the ever-changing music industry.

Keith Flint, the anarchic frontman of talismanic ravers The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49.

Keith Flint: the 'Firestarter' burns on

Keith Flint, the anarchic frontman of talismanic ravers The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49.

The Berlin-based duo, Gurr release a second single from the forthcoming EP She Says out 5th April.

Hear This: Gurr - Zu Spät

The Berlin-based duo, Gurr release a second single from the forthcoming EP She Says out 5th April.

Seán McGowan and Brand New Friend win over the Monday evening crowd at Sneaky Pete’s.

Live Review: Sean McGowan & Brand New Friend @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 25/02/19

Seán McGowan and Brand New Friend win over the Monday evening crowd at Sneaky Pete’s.

Lauren from the band praises the music scene in Northern Ireland and shares advice for new acts.

Interview: Brand New Friend

Lauren from the band praises the music scene in Northern Ireland and shares advice for new acts.

This week’s top picks include emo ballads, shimmering pop, refracted house and German indie.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 25/02/19

This week’s top picks include emo ballads, shimmering pop, refracted house and German indie.

Rap, dance music and collaborations dominated 2018 to the detriment of female performers.

The industry must do more to redress the gender imbalance in pop music

Rap, dance music and collaborations dominated 2018 to the detriment of female performers.

Antwerp's showcase of the best in drum and bass and dubstep should serve as a foretaste of this year's summer anthems.

10 reasons to get excited about Rampage 2019

Antwerp's showcase of the best in drum and bass and dubstep should serve as a foretaste of this year's summer anthems.

Cass McCombs is by turns dated and vintage, aside from an interesting foray into trip-hop, on his ninth full-length album.

Album Review: Cass McCombs - Tip of the Sphere

Cass McCombs is by turns dated and vintage, aside from an interesting foray into trip-hop, on his ninth full-length album.

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